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Gender Masculine
Usage Arabic, Urdu
Scripts عمر(Arabic, Urdu)
Pronounced Pron. ‘OO-mar(Arabic)
‘O-mar(Egyptian Arabic)

Meaning & History

Means "populous, flourishing", derived from Arabic عمر ('umr) meaning "life". Umar was a companion and strong supporter of the Prophet Muhammad who became the second caliph of the Muslims. He is considered to be one of the great founders of the Muslim state. The name was also borne by a 12th-century poet from Persia, Umar Khayyam.